Joe Biden Says He Ran For Senate Because Did Not Want ‘A Real Job’ At Democratic Fundraiser


Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden praised former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley saying “I never had an interest in being a mayor ’cause that’s a real job. You have to produce. That’s why I was able to be a senator for 36 years.”

Biden continued his praise, saying “[Barack Obama‘s] a little like my image of you, Richie. The one thing that always amazed me was the decisive moves you make. You just make the decisions … I consider Billy Daley one of my closest friends in the world.”

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Appearing on Fox News Channel’s America Live With Megyn Kelly on Monday, former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove went after the vice president on his regular misstatements when asked by fill-in host Shannon Bream to weigh in on a recent interview that Biden gave to CBS’ Face The Nation explaining President Obama’s recent hot mic gaffe while alongside outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

“The vice president was out to lunch on this, as candidly he is most of the time,” said Rove. “This wasn’t just the only gaff moment. He goes on and calls General Motors the largest corporation in the world and says it’s hiring hundreds of thousands of new people. The company has 202,000 people, and it’s not the largest corporation in the world.”

Rove went on to lament why few in major media seem interested in the Vice President’s misstatements. “Nobody in the press picked up after these gaffs, one after one after one,” said Rove.

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An experienced broadcaster and columnist, Noah Rothman has been providing political opinion and analysis to a variety of media outlets since 2010. His work has appeared in a number of political opinion journals, and he has shared his insights with television and radio personalities across the country.